UDP Mayoral Candidate Dr. Nelma Jones-Mortis Aims for Transformation in Belize City
As we made our rounds with the mayoral and councilor aspirants from the various political parties, we caught up with the United Democratic Party’s Mayoral candidate, Dr. Nelma Jones-Mortis who said that she is working with a diverse team set on transforming Belize City.
Dr. Nelma Jones Mortis, Mayoral Candidate, United Democratic Party: “Yes it’s a little bit top heavy with the educators which is not a bad thing either because we know our social realities being teachers and then I have paralegal on it, I have accountants, I have people who are maintenance technical in that area and so I have a scope, I have a youth on the slate so the slate is quite diversified and of course there are four female representatives on the slate. My aim is to ensure that they get continuous development in the area so that they can be as competent a leader as we ought to be to serve our people.”
Mortis says that she and her team are working to ensure that they dialogue with as many residents as possible and are rounding the curve of visiting every community in Belize City.
Dr. Nelma Jones Mortis, Mayoral Candidate, United Democratic Party: “Okay we have began the campaign and we have utilized various strategies. Out in the field the one I enjoy the most because of my expertise in community work or at least my skillset in community work we have almost covered the entire Belize City. At this point we’re trying to wrap up Freetown and Caribbean Shores which are big spaces especially Freetown. We are currently in Collet as we speak and eventually we’ll land our last tactics, I’m saying this to the incumbent is in Lake I. But the experience has been great. I want to say thanks to the various residents of Belize City for welcoming us and for listening to us. We have listened to you and we will act upon what you are requesting for your city Belize City.”
Mortis, a career educator, says that she will take a data-driven approach to developing the city, and has extensive social research guiding her team’s manifesto.